I joined the WMC staff in 2013, and I am so glad that God has directed me and my family to be a part of this great school! I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education in 1999, but prior to graduating, I had sensed that God had a different direction for my life. I felt him calling me into full-time Christian ministry. I attended seminary and graduated with my Master’s of Divinity degree in 2003. Over the years that would follow, I served on staff as an Associate Pastor, pastored a church in South Carolina, served as an international missionary, and returned to America to pastor a church in Metro Detroit. Then, God changed our family’s direction and location, bringing us to West Michigan and WMC. I’m incredibly excited to not only teach math classes, but to use the experiences and background God has given me to teach Bible classes as well. When I’m not teaching, I love spending time with my wife (Mrs. Abel, the ESL and Chinese teacher) and kids; running or biking; and rooting on my favorite team, the Chicago Cubs!